HOUSESITS WITH PETS:
6 Things to Consider Before Accepting a Sit With Pets As of June 2023, we have been housesitting full-time for over 14 months. Every single one of those sits have been housesits with pets. This means that we have now looked after nearly 50 cats, 25 dogs, and a variety of small animals and even…
Fill Gaps Between Housesits
Not all house sitters are full time. But there are many, like us, who have chosen to be fully nomadic, arranging our accommodation almost exclusively through housesits. We tend to plan a few months ahead by securing some longer (2+ week) housesits. But how do we fill gaps between housesits? How do we minimize nights…
How to Attract Good House Sitters
Are you wondering how to attract good house sitters when you list your house and pet on platforms such as TrustedHousesitters? As of May 2023, we have been housesitting full-time for 14 months. At last count, we have completed 32 house sits around the world. All those were also pet sits. How do great house…
A Day in Concord, Massachusetts
Yesterday, we took a day trip from Boston to the lovely historic town of Concord, Massachusetts. It’s only a 30 minute drive from our trusted housesitting assignment here so we grabbed the opportunity! Concord the location of “the shot heard around the world” that started the American Revolution back in 1775. This site uses affiliate…
A Beautiful Provence Village: Correns, France
We spent a month house sitting in the South of France. Here’s what it was like.
Housesitting tips: Take lots of photos!
If I was a homeowner entrusting my home to essentially complete strangers, I would be so relieved if I returned home to a house that looked exactly as I left it. One of our top housesitting tips is to take as many photos as possible of the space as soon as you arrive. Sometimes as…
It’s astonishing the amount of home and pet owners who advertise a sit then leave it hanging out there without responding to applications. We currently have two applications for the same time period dangling in the cloud waiting for a response. It’s six months from now but that should not matter. Homeowners should reply to…